Perspective is a funny thing. The lenses of life I choose to look through color everything I come into contact with. My perspective determines how I feel, act and comprehend. How do you perceive all you see?
I generally try to see all sides of a situation and have the ability to see other’s perspectives, for the most part. Although I may be able to gain a perspective other than my own, my own still gets in the way. I still struggle with letting go and accepting other’s points of view without trying to get them to see mine. Do you struggle with this too?
I also find that there are times when I am unable to gain a proper perspective and then assume that the person next to me cannot either. An example that comes to mind is a conversation I had with a few ladies the other day. We were commenting on being the passenger of a vehicle in the rain while the driver is not using the wipers as we would. I have experienced this with my husband so many times. It makes me nervous. I can’t see out of my window, why aren’t you using the wipers right now? How could you possibly see? He will assure me that he can see fine and asks me to just trust him. I squirm at times! But really, why do I need to see? I am just the passenger, I have no control over the vehicle we are in.
This reminds me of my relationship with Jesus. How often I have gone against His will for my life and chosen to take over the wheel, only to realize that He had it all under control and I should have just sat back and trusted in Him.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. – Psalm 139:13
I am here on purpose and with a purpose, this should be my daily perspective. God is in control and He will delivery me safely. I do not need to be able to see the road clearly at all times, I only need to trust.
The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1
Much in the way that I need to trust that my husband will always keep me safe, I must trust that our Lord and Savior will that much more.
The roads we travel in this life can be full of strife, peril and uncertainty. I choose to look through the lenses that Jesus provides. The ones that allow me to see that God is in control. All I need to do is relax, sit back and buckle up. When the road gets rough and I can’t see what lies ahead, I can rest in the knowledge that I am safe, I am loved, I am protected. There is no need to fear the unknown. Is anything ever really known?
Choose to see your day today as a journey for Christ. Let Him lead your way and show you the reasons you are here in this place this very moment.